Wepa! The Annual Puerto Rican Festival Returns


You know it’s summer in Chicago when the weekend parties in Humboldt Park start.

This weekend, help kick off the neighborhood’s fiesta season with the free, four-day Fiestas Puertorriqueñas running June 14-17th. Originating in 1964, this celebration of all things Puerto Rico includes performances by Latin entertainers—including Ivy Queen—your favorite Puerto Rican food, drinks, classic cars, carnival rides, and more.

The 36th Annual Fiestas Puertorriquenas runs from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Humboldt Park. General admission is $2 (kids under 12 are free) and a portion of the proceeds will go to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Performances include: 

  • Thursday – Alsikatra & Master Mix6
  • Friday – Bonny Cepeda & Jose Alberto El Canario
  • Saturday – Karis & Jerry Rivera
  • Sunday – Luis Perico Ortiz & Ivy Queen

The Puerto Rican Day Parade will coincide, on Saturday, June 16th at 11 a.m. The Parade will take place downtown on Columbus Drive from Balbo Drive to Monroe Street.

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